Workers’ Day: FG announces significant pay raise for civil servants

In a move aimed at boosting morale and improving the living standards of public sector employees, the Federal Government has approved a substantial salary increase for civil servants. 

The new pay structure will see salaries rise between 25% and 35% across the remaining six consolidated salary structures.This decision comes as a welcome relief for civil servants, who have long advocated for better remuneration to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

The salary structure is the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS), Consolidated Police Salary Structure (CONPOSS), Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure (CONICCS) and Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS).

It would be recalled that those in the Tertiary Education and Health Sectors had already received their increases, which involved Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure (CONUASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS) for universities.

For polytechnics and colleges of education, it involved the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS). 

The Health Sector also benefitted through the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Sector Salary Structure (CONHESS).

A statement signed by the Head of Press, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Emmanuel Njoku, said the increases take effect from 1st January 2024.

The Federal Government has also approved increases In pension of between 20% and 28% for pensioners on the Defined Benefits Scheme in respect to the above-mentioned six consolidated salary structures with effect from 1st January 2024.

The salary hike is expected to have a positive impact on the overall productivity and efficiency of the public service, as it will help attract and retain talented individuals.
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